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Iowa Mom Graduates Nearly 35 years After Starting Degree

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May 19, 2019 07:38 PM

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Nearly 35 years after she started, one Iowa mom is receiving her college degree from Loras College this weekend.

Karen Leisen told the Dubuque Telegraph-Herald she always focused on her goal of finishing college as she was raising her nine children.

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Leisen mostly took one class per semester and finished her school work at the dining room table after her kids were asleep.

College officials say the 76-year-old Leisen is likely the oldest graduate in the school’s history.

Leisen says she got to meet some real nice young students along the way as she took classes.

KAAL-TV

(Copyright 2019 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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